December 21, 2015
It is no surprise that we are celebrating Christmas at KING AEROSPACE. I recently read that there are over 160 countries around the world that celebrate Christmas in some capacity! It’s no secret that the Christmas celebration is all about the birth of Jesus. I often wonder why some are slow or reluctant to freely say, “Merry Christmas.” Are we on the path of becoming so “socially” or “politically correct” that we cannot openly say “Merry Christmas” without worrying if we are offending someone?
I think to myself that if you take the Christmas holidays off from work, or you exchange gifts or do anything else to participate in the spirit of the Christmas season traditions, then why don’t we freely say “Merry Christmas?” Saying “Merry Christmas” doesn’t mean that you have to embrace what others believe, but it’s just a way to acknowledge the celebration.
I don’t have a problem telling people “Happy Chanukah,” “Happy Kwanzaa,” or other positive words to those who embrace other religious holidays around the world whom have values and principles of service greater than self, and who strive to do positive things in life.
‘Tis the season!
Each year during the holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, I do some extra soul searching. I reflect back on the previous year and think about the upcoming one. I actually write down my thoughts to at least three questions that address different aspects of my life. You might consider the same:
- What do I want for my life and what will I do to improve my physical, mental and spiritual health in the upcoming year?
- What do I want and what will I do to make things better in all aspects of my life, whether at work, in my personal growth, or in my personal finances, to touch more lives in a positive manner?
- What do I want and what will I do to improve all of my encounters and relationships?
For me, as I look back over this past year, everyday has been Christmas. I am blessed daily with the gift of encountering good people who serve others. They are waiters, cooks, mechanics, doctors, military members, public servants, ministers, nurses, firemen, policemen, and yes, even attorneys every now and then. There are countless others that I think about and don’t take for granted. Each day I think about the gift of good health, a hot shower, a warm bed and a running car with gas!
I am thankful that I have been blessed and honored to be in a position to serve God, Country and Family everyday as a Defense Contractor. Because of so many people, I am blessed to feel that every day is Christmas.
May you and your family have a safe and “Merry Christmas,” and God Bless!
Written by KING AEROSPACE Founder, Jerry Allan King-Echevarria.